Genesis 12

1 Now יהוה had said unto Avram, “Get you out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father’s house, unto a land that I will shew you.

2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shalt be a blessing.

3 And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curseth you; and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

4 So Avram departed, as יהוה had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him. And Avram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

5 And Avram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

6 And Avram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

7 And יהוה appeared unto Avram, and said, “Unto your seed will I give this land.” And there builded he an altar unto יהוה, who appeared unto him.

8 And he removed from there unto a mountain on the east of Bethel (Beit-El), and pitched his tent, having Bethel (Beit-El) on the west, and Hai on the east; and there he builded an altar unto יהוה, and called upon the name of יהוה.

9 And Avram journeyed, going on still toward the south.

10 And there was a famine in the land; and Avram went down into Egypt (Mitsrayim) to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt (Mitsrayim), that he said unto Sarai his wife, “Behold now, I know that you are a fair woman to look upon.

12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians (Mitsrayim) shall see you, that they shall say, ‘This is his wife’; and they will kill me, but they will save you alive.

13 Please say you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake; and my soul shall live because of you.”

14 And it came to pass, that, when Avram was come into Egypt (Mitsrayim), the Egyptians (Mitsrayim) beheld the woman that she was very fair.

15 The princes also of Pharaoh (Paroh) saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh (Paroh); and the woman was taken into Pharaoh (Paroh)’s house.

16 And he entreated Avram well for her sake; and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.

17 And יהוה plagued Pharaoh (Paroh) and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Avram’s wife.

18 And Pharaoh (Paroh) called Avram, and said, “What is this that you have done unto me? Why didst you not tell me that she was your wife?

19 Why saidst you, ‘She is my sister’? So I might have taken her to me to wife. Now therefore behold your wife, take her, and go your way.”

20 And Pharaoh (Paroh) commanded his men concerning him; and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.